Re: NET: God on the Net?

Anders Sandberg (
Sat, 1 Feb 1997 17:15:07 +0100 (MET)

On Sat, 1 Feb 1997, Alexander 'Sasha' Chislenko wrote:

> At 07:38 PM 1/31/97 -0700, Natasha V. More(f/k/a/Nancie Clark) wrote:
> >...(Isn't that how it is supposed to work - one prays and then
> > is showered with messages from the "ether" -- the regions of
> >space beyond the earth's atmosphere, known as the heavens? ;)
> I wonder where one may claim God is hiding on the Net.
> All materials here are formalized, and protocols are known,
> so any celestial intervention should be detectable with a good
> data consistency checker.

Why would God need to intervene on the net? Why would God need to exist
*outside* the net?

> Or maybe, God stays off-line, so the
> Net is essentially a growing God-free zone?

Hmm, sounds a bit like the African (?) idea that the gods can't perceive
sins in buildings with metal roofs. :-)

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